Courtesy André and Tenaya Darlington, authors of Sprig & Spirit blog and The New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks (Running Press, 2016)
Published: April 12, 2016
Muddle basil and half an orange wheel in the bottom of a rocks glass filled with ice. Add black garlic syrup and rum. Stir, and top with soda water. Garnish with orange and basil.
Black garlic simple syrup
To make syrup
Bring water to boil. Stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Pour the syrup into a blender and add garlic. Blend until the garlic is finely ground. Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove any solids. Add the vinegar and taste. It should taste slightly acidic with a sweet, earthy finish.